Content tagged "disaster preparedness"

Prepare for Future Floods

Floods Updated: June 21, 2016

Preparedness includes actions taken to prepare people and property for a flooding event that may take place but is not currently forecasted. Activities...

It seems like we are seeing more and more natural disasters these days and I am concerned about the safety of my family in the event we have a natural disaster where I live. What should I do to make sure we are prepared?

Your home disaster supplies kit should contain essential food, water and supplies for at least three days. Keep this kit in a designated place and have it...

Disaster Recovery: Stress and Decision-making

Caregivers coping with the aftermath of a natural disaster are faced with making important decisions about their loved one's needs. This might include...

Get a Disaster Supplies Kit

You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. Households should be self-sufficient for at least three days (72 to 96 hours). This means having your...

How Can I Manage Multiple Animal Mortalities?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 23, 2015

Sometimes, a disease outbreak or natural disaster results in many livestock or poultry carcasses that must be managed. Disposal of these requires additional...

Medications Are Important During a Disaster; Be Prepared

If you take medicine or use a medical treatment on a daily basis, be sure you have what you need to make it on your own for at least a week, maybe...

Gender and Vulnerability in Emergency Contexts

"There are steps we can take to reduce risk in vulnerable populations in emergency situations and disasters." says Andrea Burniske. Listen and watch the ...

Bicol University Leading the Way in Educating to Build Resilient Communities

Tune in to Bicol University Leading the Way in Educating to Build Resilient Communities on Friday, October 24 at 1:30 pm Central. Learn what Bicol University...

How can I organize my personal and financial papers in case of an emergency?

Organizing your personal and financial documents in case of emergency is a smart thing to do. Having these documents organized and available will help get...

What are the necessary components for composting animal mortalities?

For active decomposition of animal carcasses, compost microorganisms require a source of nitrogen (N) (dead livestock or birds), carbon (C) (straw, corn...

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